PDQ Specialist Courier Services - Part of EFS Global


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Vaccine Distribution


Dry Ice


Food Distribution


Efficient, Safe, On Time & Great Value

PDQ Specialist Courier Services is a leading temperature-controlled courier in the UK. Over time, we have evolved into a specialised provider of courier services, serving a diverse customer base including NHS trusts and major multinational companies like Johnson & Johnson, Baxter Healthcare, Unilever and Virgin.

Our expertise lies in offering specialised courier services to the pharmaceutical, hazardous and medical industries. With precise temperature-controlled solutions, we ensure the safe transportation of goods. In addition, our drivers are fully certified with ADR and GDP qualifications, and our procedures and vehicles adhere to MHRA guidelines, complemented by our comprehensive UKAS ISO 9001:2015 and UKAS ISO 14001:2015 Quality Management System.

What sets us apart is our complete certification which enables our drivers to transport a wide range of hazardous pathology samples, pharmaceutical products, clinical trials, radioactive materials and nuclear medicine.

EFS Global Services

International & Freight Forwarding

Door to Door Delivery - Global Imports & Exports, Customs & Brexit clearances.

Next Day Delivery Available

Palletised Distribution throughout the UK and beyond. Next day delivery available.

Groupage & Full Loads

Discounted rates are available for larger consignments, full UK, European & Global coverage.

Containers & De-Van

Loose and palletised containers catered for, 24 Hour loading & unloading.

Warehouse & Storage

Short & Long term fully secure storage warehouse & solutions to reduce transport costs.

Traction Only Services

Traction Only Services are available if you have trailers with loaded goods.

Return Load Customers

Same day delivery available, Day or Night. With nationwide & various fleet options.

Same Day Services

Our nationwide reach means 24 Hour and same day services are available.

PDQ Specialist Courier Services


Daily temperature-controlled courier for various industries. Refrigerated or frozen. ADR, GDP & MHRA compliant.


Clinical trial and pharmaceutical logistics for laboratories and pharmaceutical companies. Bespoke solutions for every customer.


Temperature and location-tracked courier services for the NHS and private sector. Transporting within the UK and Europe.

Vaccine Distribution

Rapid response, temperature-controlled courier services for vaccines. Cold chain distribution or dry ice.


Transport solutions specialist for COVID-19 pandemic response. UK Freight, Import or Export. IATA-accredited.

Dry Ice

Dry Ice courier solutions for transport of food and other goods. ADR-trained drivers and up-to-date specialised vehicles.


Dedicated UK Transport Network covering 2º-8ºC Fridge Line & 15º-25ºC temperature ranges. MHRA-approved.

Food Distribution

Refrigerated transport solutions for food manufacturers and retailers. ADR, GDP and MHRA compliant.


Expert hazardous goods transport throughout the UK & Europe. GPS-tracked vehicles & ADR-trained staff.


We have multiple sites across all of England and Scotland serving the UK and beyond.


EFS Global can arrange the shipping and customs, storage and delivery of your goods by Sea, Air, Land and Rail - across the world.


Personal service with a global reach. At EFS Global we understand that each customer's requirements are unique.


I have used PDQ several times and they are so professional and careful with my precious cargo! Furthermore, their customer service is spot on! Every person I have dealt with at the company, whether virtually or in person, has been polite, friendly and attentive. I can't fault them!


Would just like to say a massive thank you for the service you have provided over the past couple of years (or however long it has been, I have lost track of time!). Everybody, from your office staff to your drivers, have been nothing short of outstanding, and have made my life a lot easier. You have saved our team countless hours and you should all be proud of the service you have provided to the nation, it may not feel like you’ve made a big impact as I’m sure you provide the same service to all of your customers, but you have saved the taxpayers a lot of money!